MINNEAPOLIS - June 27, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today the purchase of all 12 True Quality Collision Centers in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, and Bloomington, Indiana. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"ABRA has had an excellent reputation for more than 30 years. I have no doubt our employees will be in exceptional hands moving forward."
ABRA is one of the largest and fastest growing multi shop repair operators in the country. Today’s transaction introduces the company to the state of Ohio and is another step in expanding its national footprint. ABRA’s repair center portfolio now stands at 229 in 18 states.
Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer said, "Our growth strategy is on target and progressing as planned. We are delighted to enter the Ohio market while expanding our presence in Indiana. We look forward to serving our customers and business partners in this region of the country."
"ABRA is a trusted leader in the collision repair industry," said John Kallenberger, co-owner of True Quality Collision Centers. "Their superior processes assure our customers will enjoy the same top-quality workmanship they received with us over the years."
Co-owner Jerry Fry said, "ABRA has had an excellent reputation for more than 30 years. I have no doubt our employees will be in exceptional hands moving forward."
Building on its increasing success, ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its aggressive national growth strategy. It is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system. Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (firstname.lastname@example.org or 763.585.6210).
For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development and Operations (email@example.com or 763.585.6315).
ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which they serve.
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com
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